• Serves 4
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 9 Ingredients


This risotto is an alternative to the traditional time consuming risotto! A quick, easy dinner idea that is great for the whole family.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 litre stock (vegetable / chicken)
  • 2 cups Aborio rice
  • 1/2 pumpkin (cut and diced)
  • 1/2 cup cream (optional)
  • bunch sage
  • 100 grams pancetta (or bacon)
  • sprinkle parmesan cheese (for serving)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic


  1. Chop onion and garlic and fry off in an oven proof dish on high heat. Add in pumpkin and stir in rice.
  2. After 5 minutes, add in stock and stir. Place lid on pot and place in a 180 degree pre heated oven.
  3. Once rice is cooked and stock has been absorbed stir together and stir in cream. Pumpkin will no longer be formed and will create a creamy texture.
  4. In a separate fry pan, place the pancetta and sage with some oil and fry off until crispy. Serve up a bowl of the risotto with some crispy pancetta and sage and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.


To give this a mummy and daddy touch - we had a dash of white wine and stir in some blue cheese. Makes a massive delicious difference.

  • I love a baked risotto. Sounds yum.


  • I make pumpkin risotto and it is delicious. I add pine nuts and baby spinach leaves


  • I make a baked chicken and pumpkin risotto :)


  • Love pumpkin especially roasted with spices thanks so much


  • I adore pumpkin, what a great option


  • Never tried pumpkin in risotto but thanks


  • you could blend it for toddler to eat too


  • Wow, those flavours sound so rich – I’d love to try this recipe!


  • Fantastic! Thank you very much for sharing! Looking forward to trying it! :D


  • Yum. looks delish and easy to make! I love pumpkin


  • Looks delicious! Will have to try without the meat so I can eat it too. Thanks for sharing!


  • Worth a try as risotto does not seem to like me, being cooked liked this might make it easier.


  • I love pumpkin risotto! Might give this recipe a try


  • Its amazing how delicious such a simple meal can be.


  • I love pumpkin. You created a great combination!


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